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COMPOSER SPOTLIGHT: Water Sings Fire for Orchestra (2019)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT)
Toulmin Orchestral Commission Program, Part 1
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The Virginia B. Toulmin Orchestral Commissions Program (formerly the Women Composers Readings and Commissions Program) has created partnerships between composers and orchestras since 2014, and is embedded in EarShot, and initiative of American Composers Orchestra in collaboration with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. All Toulmin Commission winner were participants of past EarShot readings. The Virginia B. Toulmin Orchestral Commissions Program is an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Leanna Primiani, 1001, ROCO
Hilary Purrington, Harp of Nerves, Philadelphia Orchestra
Andrea Reinkemeyer, Water Sings Fire, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Wang Jie, Symphony No. 1, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

MODERATORS:
Melissa Ngan, President & CEO, American Composers Orchestra
Alecia Lawyer, Founder, Artistic Director & Principal Oboe, ROCO

RADIO BROADCAST: in the speaking silence for Alto Saxophone and Bassoon (2018)

May 18, 2021
Loose Canon Listening Club with host Sasha (BFF.fm)
Episode 38, "pulse for pulse, breath for breath"

POST-HASTE REED DUO
Sean Fredenburg, saxophone
Javier Rodriguez, bassoon

PERFORMANCE: Triptych: Three Disasters a Chamber Opera Scene for Two Sopranos, Baritone, Piano, Fixed Media (2020)
Patrick Wohlmut, libretto; Andrea Reinkemeyer, music

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. ET Video - Program
Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) 2021 Online National Conference

RHYMES WITH OPERA
Elisabeth Halliday Quan, soprano
Bonnie Lander, soprano
Robert Maril, baritone
Christopher Wilson, piano
Andrea Reinkemeyer, electronics

RADIO BROADCAST: Wrought Iron for Flute and Percussion (2012)

February 24, 2021
18th Annual, In Praise of Woman
Classical Discoveries with Host Marvin Rosen

A/B DUO:
Meerenai Shim, flute
Christopher Jones, percussion

PERFORMANCE: Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019)

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. CST (Frisco, Texas) >>

MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL WARRIOR BAND:
Jason Nitsch, director

RADIO BROADCAST: Dos Danzas for Concert Band (2010)

January 27 and 31, 2021
In Performance at A-State on 91.9 FM KASU; Ed Owen, host
Wednesday 9 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. CST

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE:
Timothy Oliver, conductor

SPRING SEMESTER 2021, SABBATICAL!

The Linfield Composers Studio will be launching the Lacroute Composer Readings and Chamber Music Masterclass Program this semester after a two-semester COVID delay. The Department of Music will be collaborating with soprano Arwen Myers and pianist Susan McDaniel on a series of masterclasses, classroom visits, a virtual recital featuring works in support of the TAM (Theatre, Art, and Music Departments) theme, "Marginalized Voices" on April 2, 2021.The student composers will be writing art songs for Myers and McDaniel.

Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019) was named a 2020 finalist for the NBA/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest